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'It was hard to let Joe leave, but he had to play'

Mikel Arteta admits is was a "difficult decision" to sell Joe Willock in the summer but ultimately he needed to play more regularly. The England Under-21 international will return to Emirates Stadium on Saturday with Newcastle, and our manager expects him to get a big reception. "I think it will be really nice to have him [back], we all love and like Joe," Arteta said. "Obviously it was a difficult decision to make to let him go, but I think he’s shown that’s what he needs as well to play the minutes that he’s finding there and find a new challenge. "Yes {I've spoken to him] - not this week, but I have done it before and he knows the reception he’s...
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